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Borrowing Services

Requesting UW Libraries Materials

1. Search and Find

UW Libraries Search can be used to request materials from the UWB/CC Campus Library as well as other UW Libraries. These items can then be picked up at the UWB/CC Campus Library.

If listed as available, these items usually take about 2-4 days to arrive, weekday delivery only.

You must be logged in with your UW NetID to see the Request button: 

2. Make your Request

After finding an item you would like to request, click on the Request button: 

Screenshot of library item request button showing item location details and purple request button with white text reading "Request UW Item"

Select the location where you would like to pick up your item(s) and click the Send Request button: 

Screen shot showing UW Bothell CC Library selected from Pickup Location drop down menu and green button with white text reading "Send Request"

You will receive an email when your materials are on the hold shelf and ready for pickup. Items remain on the hold shelf for 7 days.

Summit Requesting (UW Borrowers)

UW students, staff and faculty are eligible to request items that are available at other Summit libraries, a network of academic libraries in the Northwest.  Summit items can be found using UW Libraries Search. When available, these items take about 5-7 days to arrive, weekday delivery only. Most Summit items check out for 12 weeks.  

Screenshot of purple request buttons, emphasing text "Request via Summit"

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Most interlibrary loan and document delivery services are free to UW students, staff and faculty. Alumni, Cascadia College borrowers, and non-UW clients are provided ILL on a cost-recovery basis.  Check the Interlibrary Loan website for more information. Most articles can be downloaded in 24 hours to 4 days. Delivery time for physical materials varies widely based where the lending library is located. 

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Contact Us

For more information or if you have questions please contact us!

(425) 352-5340
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